Recovery and Gingerbread Pancakes
|November 21, 2011||Posted by Sweet Tooth Runner under Recipes|
Hey friends! Had a good weekend? I’ve loved this weekend! After a crazy Saturday, a chilled Sunday was just what I needed!
Despite all the stretching, foam-rolling and ice-bathing yesterday, sadly nothing could prevent the onset of DOMS today! Lesson learned: always always ALWAYS do a cooldown after an intense, hilly race!
But it’s fine, I have recovery sorted. I got nine hours of sleep last night (I get less than seven normally, so this was blissful!), and after limping out of bed, started recovery part II. Pancakes.
Pancakes are the recovery food of champions. Especially gingerbread pancakes drizzled in maple syrup…
Gingerbread Pancakes (based lightly on CCK’s pancake recipes)
These are hands-down the best pancakes I have ever made. They have a light, fluffy texture, and a deep gingerbread flavour. Goes perfectly with maple syrup.
Vegan, serves 1 hungry person
- 1/2 cup wholewheat flour (I used WW spelt)
- 1/2 t baking powder
- 1/4 t baking soda
- 1/2 t cinnamon
- 1/2 t ginger
- 1/4 t ground mixed spice
- 1 t egg replacer
- 1 T molasses/muscovado sugar (or other brown sugar)
- 1 T non-dairy spread, melted
- ~1/3 cup non-dairy milk
- Combine dry ingredients and mix well.
- Stir in wet ingredients, then make your pancakes over a medium-low heat, and ENJOY!
I think I will be having these pancakes every Pancake Sunday until I die.
The sprint to church (I was pretty late!) was made very uncomfortable with a belly full of pancakes! Worth it though
Recovery part III came in the form of an easy elliptical workout. I just pedalled away at a steady pace on low resistance for an hour to get the legs moving. I was sweating like crazy though, because my gym is being completely renovated, so the air-con was off today. I felt like I was working out in a sauna!
Red and sweaty…attractive!
Straight afterwards, I hit up Starbucks with a friend. The falafel panini was calling my name…
Ordered a gingerbread latte to-go as well. Clearly I was in a gingerbread mood today!
This evening was all about the recovery foods.
Wholewheat giant couscous, lentils, and red pepper
But obviously, nothing speeds recovery like the magic combo of peanut butter and chocolate!
It’s perfectly normal to dip chocolate chips in PB, right…?
Have you ever had serious muscle soreness before? Yes, I remember the first time I did BodyPump, I couldn’t move for a few days afterwards haha!
Are you a gingerbread fan? I love love love gingerbread! Cake, cookies, pancakes, lattes, ANYTHING gingerbread flavoured is awesome!
What are you looking forward to this week? Thanksgiving! (My family is half American, so we do celebrate!)
Have an AMAZING week! <3